Biden went after Scott last week for criticizing the administration’s economic proposals, stating that Trump supporters were “the most extreme political organization in the history of America.”
“Sen. Rick Scott of Florida has proposed what he is calling the ultra-MAGA agenda. It’s a MAGA plan, to be sure,” Biden added. “Let me tell you about this ultra-MAGA plan. It’s really extreme, as most of the MAGA plans are.”
Before Biden’s speech this week, Scott released a statement attacking Biden’s mental fitness for office and urging him to step down.
“Let’s be real here. Joe Biden is sick, unfit for office, incoherent, disabled and confused. He doesn’t know where he is half the time. He’s powerless to lead and powerless to carry out his responsibilities. Period,” Scott continued. “Everyone knows it. No one wants to say it out loud. But we must do so for the good of our country. Joe Biden is unable to execute his duties as president.”
If Biden is serious about resolving the inflation crisis that has emerged during his presidency, according to Scott, the “rapid and simple answer” is for him to step down.
Scott pointed to a tweet from Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler, who noted that Biden’s speech was primarily based on blatant false statements attacking Republicans.
Biden pounced on Scott after he released his statement, in which the senator criticized him. He forgot what state Scott represented in the United States Senate during his address.
“The Ultra-MAGA agenda was laid out by Senator Rick Scott of Wisconsin, a member of Senate Republican leadership,” Biden said. “It’s the Ultra-MAGA agenda.”
During a press conference, Biden was asked about Scott’s remarks.
“You called out Rick Scott a short while ago in your remarks,” the reporter said. “He also stated earlier today — and I’m only quoting here — that the greatest thing Joe Biden can do to solve the inflation problem he created is step down. He’s the source of the problem.”
“Resign?” Biden inquired with a chuckle. “That’s a smart idea,” he added.
“The senator later remarked, ‘Joe Biden is severely ill. He is unsuitable for office. He’s incoherent, incapacitated, and perplexed,’” the reporter stated. “These are his own words. I’m giving you a chance to respond to that.”